The databases contain personal information that could be used for phishing attacks and identity theft schemes. Researchers have found close to 10.5 billion pieces of consumer data that has been left sitting in almost 10,000 unsecured internet-facing databases hosted across 20 countries. The data is said to include email addresses, passwords, and phone numbers. The study was … More 10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says
The unsolicited phone calls tout everything from miracle cures to financial relief – here’s how you can stay safe. The public concern and confusion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have offered an array of opportunities for con artists, who have pulled every trick from their books to cash in on people – including by dint of robocalls. … More Survey shows rise in robocalls amid COVID‑19 fears
As the tide of phishing attacks rises, improving your scam-spotting skills is never a bad idea. Many people are confident in their ability to recognize phishing scams a mile away. In a recent survey, however, only 5% of the respondents had a 100-percent success rate in spotting simulated attacks aimed at stealing their sensitive information. … More Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself
As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft. Are you doing enough to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen? As you start the New Year, this is a good time to reflect on what kinds of measures you should … More Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft
What issues would face scanning attached to a mobile device resolve and, if used correctly, would it make the incursion into my privacy acceptable? On December 1st, China’s regulation requiring people to have their face scanned when subscribing for a new mobile phone took effect. If you were not aware of this regulation your initial … More Face scanning – privacy concern or identity protection?